The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostThu, 23 Oct 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLegal downturn hits New York office space market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-downturn-hits-new-york-office-space-market-9995487/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A combination of lawyers using less office space per head and the effects on the legal sector of the downturn could be leading to a permanent change in the office sector, according to property broker Savills Studley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-downturn-hits-new-york-office-space-market-9995487/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Hong Kong becomes hot spot for US lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-becomes-hot-spot-for-us-lawyers-6712116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The rapid growth in investigations in China into corporate misconduct has seen several US law firms increase their numbers there.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-becomes-hot-spot-for-us-lawyers-6712116/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Chinese hackers target Australian law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-hackers-target-australian-law-firms-79580822/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Aus1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal practices are among the businesses being targeted by at least 13 advanced malware groups from China, according to a forensics expert.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-hackers-target-australian-law-firms-79580822/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10TAGLaw meets in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taglaw-meets-in-hong-kong-45575825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 35 countries have been represented at the 31st international conference of TAGLaw, the association of independent law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taglaw-meets-in-hong-kong-45575825/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Accountancy firm gets green light on probate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firm-gets-green-light-on-probate-63443812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wil1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An accountancy regulatory body has given the green light to one of its members to carry out probate work, encouraging others to apply for the same authorisation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firm-gets-green-light-on-probate-63443812/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:10US climate change lawyers turn to the courts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-climate-change-lawyers-turn-to-the-courts-68053961/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Flo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Environmental lawyers are considering following the example of tobacco cases by using state courts to challenge polluters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-climate-change-lawyers-turn-to-the-courts-68053961/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10NY state pledges more aid for lawyers to the poor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-state-pledges-more-aid-for-lawyers-to-the-poor-50793026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Poor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The governor of New York state has agreed to pay for bigger and better offices for public defenders, after agreeing to settle a class action law suit on the issue.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-state-pledges-more-aid-for-lawyers-to-the-poor-50793026/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Republicans prepare for elections with 1,000 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/republicans-prepare-for-elections-with-1000-lawyers-51378672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US political parties are preparing large teams of lawyers to be ready for recounts and other problems when the mid-term elections take place on 4 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/republicans-prepare-for-elections-with-1000-lawyers-51378672/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:10Employers fail to restrain irresponsible employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-restrain-irresponsible-employees-82862686/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Emp11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Employers can do a lot to avoid injunctions in cases where a new recruit arrives and misuses information from a previous employer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-restrain-irresponsible-employees-82862686/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10GM's top lawyer to retire as recall controversy continues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-top-lawyer-to-retire-as-recall-controversy-continues-22462664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/GM11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Millikin, the 66-year old lawyer who is general counsel at General Motors, is to retire in early 2015 after 38 years at the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-top-lawyer-to-retire-as-recall-controversy-continues-22462664/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the--house-94754409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oba2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the worldhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the--house-94754409/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Counsel state their pet dislike with external lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/counsel-state-their-pet-dislike-with-external-lawyers-23892462/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number one irritation for in-house lawyers is when they see a tendency to over-staff projects by their external advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/counsel-state-their-pet-dislike-with-external-lawyers-23892462/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10KPMG makes ABS innovation in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-makes-abs-innovation-in-uk-3597189/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KPM1.jpg' border='0'/></a>KPMG has just been given an ABS (Alternative Business Structure) license but claims that it will use it to run a multi-disciplinary practice, rather than setting one up for a separate legal arm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-makes-abs-innovation-in-uk-3597189/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10EU hands out &euro;94m in bank fines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-hands-out-94m-in-bank-fines-77617364/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EU11.jpg' border='0'/></a>JP Morgan Chase has been fined &euro;72m with UBS having to pay &euro;12.6m and Credit Suisse &euro;9.2m in the latest round of bank fines.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-hands-out-94m-in-bank-fines-77617364/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10Controversy as Washington lawyer is appointed as ebola czar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversy-as-washington-lawyer-is-appointed-as-ebola-czar-16728704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Barak Obama's appointment of a lawyer, Washington DC-based Ron Klain - rather than a medic has provoked controversy in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversy-as-washington-lawyer-is-appointed-as-ebola-czar-16728704/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10CEO of legal expenses insurer suspended<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ceo-of-legal-expenses-insurer-suspended-37688950/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bri1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAS, the UK-based legal expenses insurer, has suspended CEO Paul Asplin while an investigation is carried out into his relationship with a supplier.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ceo-of-legal-expenses-insurer-suspended-37688950/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10EU in legal battle with Bulgaria over bank<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-in-legal-battle-with-bulgaria-over-bank-19859411/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sof1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The EU's banking watchdog has urged the Bulgarian authorities to give bank customers access to their deposits after access was stopped four months ago to customers of Corporate Commercial Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-in-legal-battle-with-bulgaria-over-bank-19859411/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10NY regulator raises questions over law firm security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-regulator-raises-questions-over-law-firm-security-72205562/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Benjamim Lawsky, the top financial watchdog in New York state, is asking banks about the cyber security of their suppliers, including law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-regulator-raises-questions-over-law-firm-security-72205562/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:10Freshfields highlights growth in Africa deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-highlights-growth-in-africa-deals-62111625/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Afr1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The value of African private equity deals reached its highest level since the global financial crisis in the first half of this year, according to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-highlights-growth-in-africa-deals-62111625/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10Bingham chief admits to rough spot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-chief-admits-to-rough-spot-25016932/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bos1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Steven Browne, managing partner at Bingham McCutchen has given an interview to the Boston Globe where he admits the difficulties the firm has gone through.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-chief-admits-to-rough-spot-25016932/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Facebook sues DLA Piper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/facebook-sues-dla-piper-7477073/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fac1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has been sued by Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg in relation to the firm's representation of Paul Ceglia in a case against the social media giant in 2010.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/facebook-sues-dla-piper-7477073/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10Dickstein Shapiro lawyers head for Manatt Phelps<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-lawyers-head-for-manatt-phelps-92478944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Los1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three Dickstein Shapiro IP lawyers have left the six-office US firm to join Manatt Phelps & Phillips in California.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-lawyers-head-for-manatt-phelps-92478944/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Health and employment lawyers advise on ebola<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/health-and-employment-lawyers-advise-on-ebola-41040233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ebo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are being asked a wide range of questions on the ebola virus, ranging from employment to privacy to avoiding litigation which could come from treating patients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/health-and-employment-lawyers-advise-on-ebola-41040233/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Africa race continues with Orrick and Gide<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/africa-race-continues-with-orrick-and-gide-82875035/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>French firm Gide and Spanish practice Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira are combining their Moroccan legal teams while Orrick is launching an affiliate office in the Cote d'Ivoire.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/africa-race-continues-with-orrick-and-gide-82875035/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Chinese lawyers lower reform expectations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-lower-reform-expectations-49517505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bei3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese campaigners for legal reform are expecting little in the way of immediate results from this weeks's Communist party meeting which will focus on the theme of 'governing the country according to law'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-lower-reform-expectations-49517505/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Akin Gump wins Bingham junior lawyers in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-wins-bingham-junior-lawyers-in-london-38842786/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cit1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has won over 21 junior lawyers from Bingham McCutchen and taken on Bingham's City centre lease.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-wins-bingham-junior-lawyers-in-london-38842786/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10Defamation cases up 23pc in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/defamation-cases-up-23pc-in-uk-97633627/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tw3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of reported defamation cases rose from 70 to 86 over the last year, pushed up by a substantial growth in those relating to social media.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/defamation-cases-up-23pc-in-uk-97633627/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Globalaw in Managing Partner Forum first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-in-managing-partner-forum-first-66009949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dal3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Globalaw, the network of 110 independent law firms, has held its first annual 'managing partner forum' for American members.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-in-managing-partner-forum-first-66009949/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:10Law Society of Kenya sues top UK human rights firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-kenya-sues-top-uk-human-rights-firm-78614044/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ken1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leigh Day is facing allegations of 'fraudulently' inflating a compensation bill in the run-up to last year's agreement by the British Foreign Office to pay &pound;19.9 m in a settlement compensation over the Mau Mau uprising.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-kenya-sues-top-uk-human-rights-firm-78614044/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10China set to announce legal reforms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-set-to-announce-legal-reforms-56072827/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Comm1.jpg' border='0'/></a>China is expected to announce reforms this weeks which would reduce the influence of Communist Party and local officials on court cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-set-to-announce-legal-reforms-56072827/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Former Miss Malaysia's divorce risks dual jurisdiction nightmare<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-miss-malaysias-divorce-risks-dual-jurisdiction-nightmare-12397241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sho1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An English judge has warned of a 'nightmare' scenario in which a Malaysian/English divorce ends up being heard in both territories.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-miss-malaysias-divorce-risks-dual-jurisdiction-nightmare-12397241/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Law firm donations slump in US mid-season elections<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-donations-slump-in-us-mid-season-elections-16246294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oba1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms, among the most generous political donors in the US, are giving some 35% less than in the 2010 mid-term polls.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-donations-slump-in-us-mid-season-elections-16246294/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10RoboLaw examine driverless car issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robolaw-examine-driverless-car-issues-88197843/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>RoboLaw, a consortium of Italian lawyers and experts, has begun examining the legal issues for cases in which driverless cars and other robots become involved in accidents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robolaw-examine-driverless-car-issues-88197843/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10US law firms ahead of UK rivals on London starting pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firms-ahead-of-uk-rivals-on-london-starting-pay-94757655/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon.jpg' border='0'/></a>There are at least 15 US law firms offering higher salaries to newly-qualified lawyers in London than the Magic Circle in the 2014/15 pay year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firms-ahead-of-uk-rivals-on-london-starting-pay-94757655/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Squire Patton recruits Nabarro projects team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-recruits-nabarro-projects-team-45522250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bri.jpg' border='0'/></a>London-based Nabarro partner Robin Baillie, a specialist in infrastructure, is joining Squire Patton Boggs, along with two associates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-recruits-nabarro-projects-team-45522250/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Bird & Bird enters Australia via Sydney merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-enters-australia-via-sydney-merger-59484220/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Syd.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bird & Bird is to open next month in Australia, with a headcount of 42, through a merger with technology boutique practice Truman Hoyle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-enters-australia-via-sydney-merger-59484220/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Hawaii lawyers join international association<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hawaii-lawyers-join-international-association-65169555/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Haw1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pacific Lawyers, an affiliation of law firms in Hawaii, the Philippines and other locations, is joining ALFA International, the global network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hawaii-lawyers-join-international-association-65169555/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Lawyer sentenced after abandoning practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-after-abandoning-practice-57012378/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ist1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 40-year Missouri lawyer has been sentenced to 44 months in prison after a series of misdemeanours including drink driving, leaving his practice in disarray and stealing from his mother.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-after-abandoning-practice-57012378/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Foreign law firms get setback in India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-law-firms-get-setback-in-india-75730447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india18.jpg' border='0'/></a>The ruling BJP party in India has made its first comments on the status of foreign law firms when a spokeswoman said that protection would be extended for local firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-law-firms-get-setback-in-india-75730447/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Holland & Knight to defend claim from ex senior partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-to-defend-claim-from-ex-senior-partner-62574464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,000-lawyer, international practice Holland & Knight is to defend claims from a former senior partner that he has been underpaid by US$1.5m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-to-defend-claim-from-ex-senior-partner-62574464/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10US law firms face onerous tax changes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/us-law-firms-face-onerous-tax-changes-26110678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax aba.jpg' border='0'/></a>The American Bar Association has criticised the proposals which would impact firms with $10m or more annual gross receipts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/us-law-firms-face-onerous-tax-changes-26110678/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Women earn 28 per cent less than men<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-earn-28-per-cent-less-than-men-40730198/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/female.jpg' border='0'/></a>Female lawyers are continuing to earn less than their male colleagues and are not promoted at the same rate as men.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-earn-28-per-cent-less-than-men-40730198/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10A&O highlights global M&A recovery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-highlights-global-ma-recovery-71008313/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deals3.jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A deals are soaring in comparison with the figures for 2013, according to an analysis by Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-highlights-global-ma-recovery-71008313/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Seywarth highlights rise of US disability access claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/seywarth-highlights-rise-of-us-disability-access-claims-53732885/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pool11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Disability claims relating to ramps and other forms of access rose 55 per cent in the year to June 30, according to an analysis by Washington DC-based Seywarth Shaw.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/seywarth-highlights-rise-of-us-disability-access-claims-53732885/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:10Former employees sue Heenan Blaikie<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-employees-sue-heenan-blaikie-76689523/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tor2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight months after it failed, Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie is facing a raft of claims from former employees for wages outstanding and wrongful dismissal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-employees-sue-heenan-blaikie-76689523/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:10Hogan Lovell recruits partner for Vietnam office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovell-recruits-partner-for-vietnam-office-21153587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vietnam3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells has recruited a senior associate, Jeff Olson, from Allen & Overy, and is appointing him as its first partner on the ground in Vietnam.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovell-recruits-partner-for-vietnam-office-21153587/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10French lawyers escape radical reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/french-lawyers-escape-radical-reform-34295842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/france2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French legal profession appears to have been successful in its recent campaign to avoid losing its monopoly on providing legal services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/french-lawyers-escape-radical-reform-34295842/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10Law firms lack social media policies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-lack-social-media-policies-71369303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are taking huge risks by not training their lawyers on social media nor ensuring they have training.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-lack-social-media-policies-71369303/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:10Over half of law firm websites miss consumer opportunities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/over-half-of-law-firm-websites-miss-consumer-opportunities-40482458/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 56 per cent of the websites of the top 200 UK law firms are not responsive to potential consumers who visit them via mobile phones.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/over-half-of-law-firm-websites-miss-consumer-opportunities-40482458/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:10Aggressive litigation gets the best result for shareholders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aggressive-litigation-gets-the-best-result-for-shareholders-60497061/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/aggressive litigation.jpg' border='0'/></a>The top five plaintiffs' law firms win by not adopting passive strategies, according to a Vanderbilt law professor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aggressive-litigation-gets-the-best-result-for-shareholders-60497061/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10Oregon sets up artists' legal clinic<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/oregon-sets-up-artists-legal-clinic-17382609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oregon.jpg' border='0'/></a>Artists can now get low-cost legal counselling and educational workshops in the state which has a thriving art scene.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/oregon-sets-up-artists-legal-clinic-17382609/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10Bank of America dragged down by legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bank-of-america-dragged-down-by-legal-costs-14860594/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bank of america4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bank of America is the latest bank to suffer dented profits as a result of legal costs following a settlement over mortgages.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bank-of-america-dragged-down-by-legal-costs-14860594/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Criminal lawyers suffer pay cuts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/criminal-lawyers-suffer-pay-cuts-22965507/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/police1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Criminal lawyers are being asked to take a four per cent pay cut from their bosses just to keep their jobs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/criminal-lawyers-suffer-pay-cuts-22965507/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Mid-sized US firms struggle to make lateral hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-sized-us-firms-struggle-to-make-lateral-hires-29678224/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/business2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers with large books of business appear increasingly to be setting up boutique practices and to be turning their backs on the medium-sized firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-sized-us-firms-struggle-to-make-lateral-hires-29678224/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Perez-Llorca to open London base<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/perez-llorca-to-open-london-base-56771591/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/barcelona1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barcelona- and Madrid-based Perez-Llorca is to open its first office abroad with a December launch in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/perez-llorca-to-open-london-base-56771591/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Thomson Reuters wins Internal Revenue Service contract<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/thomson-reuters-wins-internal-revenue-service-contract-83803037/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Thomson Reuters is to provide online legal and tax research to the US's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a deal which could see up to 20,000 officials use the company's services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/thomson-reuters-wins-internal-revenue-service-contract-83803037/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Linklaters predicts fewer revolts on boardroom pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/linklaters-predicts-fewer-revolts-on-boardroom-pay-15017073/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters has published research on FTSE 100 companies in which it says that the number of revolts on boardroom pay declined in 2014 and looks likely to fall lower next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/linklaters-predicts-fewer-revolts-on-boardroom-pay-15017073/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10Maddocks tax controversy group in doubt as team joins Minters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/maddocks-tax-controversy-group-in-doubt-as-team-joins-minters-30424509/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/melbourne5.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of three partners and about nine other lawyers are leaving Maddocks and joining Minter Ellison in Australia over the next few months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/maddocks-tax-controversy-group-in-doubt-as-team-joins-minters-30424509/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:10Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-34202823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fox sports.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-34202823/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:10Businesses re-engineer legal spend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/businesses-re-engineer-legal-spend-88555666/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/time5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top lawyers are getting premium rates but companies are using less of their time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/businesses-re-engineer-legal-spend-88555666/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:10KWM to drop SJ Berwin suffix in EMEA<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kwm-to-drop-sj-berwin-suffix-in-emea-40842985/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london42.jpg' border='0'/></a>On the first anniversary of its merger on 1 November, King & Wood Mallesons will no longer add 'SJ Berwin' to its name in the EMEA zone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kwm-to-drop-sj-berwin-suffix-in-emea-40842985/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Quindell looks forward to &pound;1b of revenues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-looks-forward-to-1b-of-revenues-2174175/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deafness.jpg' border='0'/></a>Announcing that it expects to exceed &pound;750m of revenues this year, the alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell has said it expects to hit &pound;1b 'in due course'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quindell-looks-forward-to-1b-of-revenues-2174175/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Quinn Emanuel hires to launch London anti-trust practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-hires-to-launch-london-anti-trust-practice-14854724/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eu6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quinn Emanuel has recruited competition litigation partner Boris Bronfentrinker from Hausfield & Co in order to launch a London anti-trust team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-hires-to-launch-london-anti-trust-practice-14854724/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Nabarro alliance replaces French firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nabarro-alliance-replaces-french-firm-32287093/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paris19.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm had been looking for a replacement after former friend August & Debouzy dropped out in March.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nabarro-alliance-replaces-french-firm-32287093/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:10Fried Frank to grow private equity in Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fried-frank-to-grow-private-equity-in-europe-67965947/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london41.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has recruited a new head for its London office who will also be charged with growing its European private equity practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fried-frank-to-grow-private-equity-in-europe-67965947/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Italy moves to speed up civil justice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italy-moves-to-speed-up-civil-justice-50725492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rome3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian justice minister is planning a series of justice reforms, including changes which could see the timing for civil trials come down from at least three years to just one.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italy-moves-to-speed-up-civil-justice-50725492/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Deutsche Bank shares fall on legal provision reports<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-shares-fall-on-legal-provision-reports-76926643/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deutsche.jpg' border='0'/></a>A report in Spiegel magazine, citing unnamed sources, has claimed that the bank might need to increase its legal provisions by 30 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-shares-fall-on-legal-provision-reports-76926643/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Locke Lord appoints healthcare head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-appoints-healthcare-head-38399560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/healthcare1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has appointed Denise Hanna to the post.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-appoints-healthcare-head-38399560/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10Korean law firms recruit retired bureaucrats<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/korean-law-firms-recruit-retired-bureaucrats-60011959/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/south korea2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 720 of the Korean civil servants who have retired in the last five years have been taken on by law firms, conglomerates and financial companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/korean-law-firms-recruit-retired-bureaucrats-60011959/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Yale is most competitive law school in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yale-is-most-competitive-law-school-in-the-us-17123112/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yale1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Princeton Review has named the toughest law schools to get into with Yale and Stanford leading the pack.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yale-is-most-competitive-law-school-in-the-us-17123112/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Dutch law firm to bring Malaysia Airlines compensation case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-law-firm-to-bring-malaysia-airlines-compensation-case-326074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Malaysian airlines2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A law firm based in the Netherlands is soon to bring a lawsuit on behalf of Dutch families who lost relatives when Malaysia Airlines MH17 went down over Ukraine in July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-law-firm-to-bring-malaysia-airlines-compensation-case-326074/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Data security throws up lucrative legal issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/data-security-throws-up-lucrative-legal-issues-49536125/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security Mary Ellen Callahan says big data issues cut across all industries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/data-security-throws-up-lucrative-legal-issues-49536125/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Quinn Emanuel hired for RBS lawsuit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-hired-for-rbs-lawsuit-64180940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rbs6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm was appointed by the action group acting for several hundred businesses which claim to have been let down by the bank's global restructuring division.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-hired-for-rbs-lawsuit-64180940/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10US lawyers wary of advising on legalised pot issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-wary-of-advising-on-legalised-pot-issues-32863047/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cannabis1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A growing number of organisations working in the legalised area of marijuana are finding that lawyers, bankers and others are unwilling to do business with them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-wary-of-advising-on-legalised-pot-issues-32863047/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Freshfields and Linklaters lead UK IPO rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-and-linklaters-lead-uk-ipo-rankings-47173963/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city5.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an unusually active period covering the first eight months of this year, when 49 companies joined the main UK stock market, Freshfields acted for more sponsors and Linklaters for more bankers than other firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-and-linklaters-lead-uk-ipo-rankings-47173963/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Lawyer threatens UK government over 'Troubles' investigation cuts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-threatens-uk-government-over-troubles-investigation-cuts-50945169/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Families bereaved by the Troubles will take court action against the State if cuts hinder investigations, a high profile lawyer has warned.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-threatens-uk-government-over-troubles-investigation-cuts-50945169/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:10Scotland in bottom league for female judges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-in-bottom-league-for-female-judges-61226867/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scotland8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Scotland joins Azerbaijan and Armenia at the bottom of the league for fewest female judges in Europe, according to the Council of Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotland-in-bottom-league-for-female-judges-61226867/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:10Northwestern tops employability table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/northwestern-tops-employability-table-92444986/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Northwestern.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago's Northwestern University School of Law has jumped from 9th to 1st place amongst US law schools when ranked for career prospects.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/northwestern-tops-employability-table-92444986/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:10A&O to boost Belfast support centre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-to-boost-belfast-support-centre-42546893/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is to increase the number of people working in its three-year old Belfast support centre by adding 100 extra staff in the next five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-to-boost-belfast-support-centre-42546893/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:10London firms fight over clients in Shell case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/london-firms-fight-over-clients-in-shell-case-8867538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shell5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading London firm Leigh Day has been supported by a London court in a dispute with another law firm about the representation of Nigerian clients seeking compensation from oil giant Shell.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/london-firms-fight-over-clients-in-shell-case-8867538/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:10KPMG acquires e-discovery team in Canada<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-acquires-e-discovery-team-in-canada-49958622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kpmg2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The newly-formed e-discovery practice of KPMG in Canada has acquired Montreal-based Ledjit Consulting.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-acquires-e-discovery-team-in-canada-49958622/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:10BigPay shrinks at BigLaw firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bigpay-shrinks-at-biglaw-firms-1475941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/calculator.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only 27 per cent of starting salaries at the largest firms are pegged at US$160,000 - a significant fall back from 2009 when nearly two-thirds of such salaries were at this level.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bigpay-shrinks-at-biglaw-firms-1475941/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:10Tughans tops Belfast activity list<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tughans-tops-belfast-activity-list-6123961/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tughans has completed the most deals in NI in the first nine months of 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tughans-tops-belfast-activity-list-6123961/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:10Bulgarian businessman accuses law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bulgarian-businessman-accuses-law-firm-64879669/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bulgaria.jpg' border='0'/></a>The majority shareholder in Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB), Tsvetan Vasilev, has alleged that a law firm has been plotting against his bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bulgarian-businessman-accuses-law-firm-64879669/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:10Kobre & Kim go local in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kobre--kim-go-local-in-hong-kong-27276118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hk11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US litigation firm has changed direction and is now practising local law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kobre--kim-go-local-in-hong-kong-27276118/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:10Halliburton lawyers lay off 23 after Deepwater success<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/halliburton-lawyers-lay-off-23-after-deepwater-success-70259810/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Godwin Lewis, the Texas law firm acting for Halliburton on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is laying off 17 lawyers and six staff after agreeing a US$1.1b settlement last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/halliburton-lawyers-lay-off-23-after-deepwater-success-70259810/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:10A&O makes sub-Sahara first through Jo'burg office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-makes-sub-sahara-first-through-joburg-office-28831174/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/johann.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is to become the first Magic Circle practice to open its own office in sub-Saharan Africa when a six-lawyer team will set up a Johannesburg office for the firm this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-makes-sub-sahara-first-through-joburg-office-28831174/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:10Fear of ABSs grows among lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fear-of-abss-grows-among-lawyers-51907819/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kpmg2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Compliance with the regulator is the main problem facing UK solicitors, followed by concerns about ABS (Alternative Business Structures) - a growing area of concern.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fear-of-abss-grows-among-lawyers-51907819/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:10Linklaters wins top place in-house poll<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-wins-top-place-in-house-poll-83627046/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uk.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters is top overall in the Legal Business 2014 survey of major companies in the UK, sharing the top ten slots with the other Magic Circle firms and Eversheds, DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons, Baker & McKenzie and Axiom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-wins-top-place-in-house-poll-83627046/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10Asian businesses hit hardest for US anti-trust breaches<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asian-businesses-hit-hardest-for-us-anti-trust-breaches-65528774/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tokyo9.jpg' border='0'/></a>About 77 per cent of the fines levied in the US for anti-trust breaches since 2015 have been imposed on Asian companies, according to research from the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asian-businesses-hit-hardest-for-us-anti-trust-breaches-65528774/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10HSBC departures highlight concern by UK directors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsbc-departures-highlight-concern-by-uk-directors-81779797/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hsbc2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The departure of two directors from HSBC in the UK could be part of a trend in which many other directors stand down, according to lawyers and other advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsbc-departures-highlight-concern-by-uk-directors-81779797/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10Skadden Arps and Kirkland & Ellis top global M&A rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-arps-and-kirkland--ellis-top-global-ma-rankings-32144071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deals2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom did more M&A deals by value, worth US$484b, in the first nine months of 2014, with Kirkland & Ellis leading on the volume (263 deals).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/skadden-arps-and-kirkland--ellis-top-global-ma-rankings-32144071/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10Clayton Utz cuts staff in Sydney and Melbourne<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-cuts-staff-in-sydney-and-melbourne-26756334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney26.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big Six Australia-based firm Clayton Utz has been making lay-offs of staff since July of up to as many as 40 people in its largest offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clayton-utz-cuts-staff-in-sydney-and-melbourne-26756334/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:10Business execs unaware of EU data protection regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/business-execs-unaware-of-eu-data-protection-regulation-91575033/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three out of four IT executives say their organisations have not taken steps to comply with data protection regulation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/business-execs-unaware-of-eu-data-protection-regulation-91575033/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:10Profits fall as legal costs rise for banks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/profits-fall-as-legal-costs-rise-for-banks-94853226/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Wall Street banks have paid $130 billion in legal costs to compensate for their role in the financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/profits-fall-as-legal-costs-rise-for-banks-94853226/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:10Corporates beef up legal departments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporates-beef-up-legal-departments-52416361/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/DHL.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporates are moving more legal work in-house and look set to continue this trend.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporates-beef-up-legal-departments-52416361/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:10Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-87196026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-87196026/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:10US legal sector see 4,600 jobs lost in September<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-legal-sector-see-4600-jobs-lost-in-september-18362032/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/job loss.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a good August, the US legal sector had a poor September, more than losing all the gains it had made in the previous month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-legal-sector-see-4600-jobs-lost-in-september-18362032/Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:10Senior lawyers on for 4.8pc salary growth in Canada<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/senior-lawyers-on-for-48pc-salary-growth-in-canada-93726223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pay rise.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 2015 Robert Half salary survey for Canada is predicting a 4.8 per cent rise for lawyers of 10 years experience and more working in medium-sized law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/senior-lawyers-on-for-48pc-salary-growth-in-canada-93726223/Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:10Life sciences co-chair leaves Edwards Wildman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/life-sciences-co-chair-leaves-edwards-wildman-66490103/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/exit1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Neil McAlister, a corporate partner and co-head of life sciences for three years, is leaving Edwards Wildman to join Olswang in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/life-sciences-co-chair-leaves-edwards-wildman-66490103/Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:10